i am disappointed because I cannot use the name I wanted for my tiny 10 seater home roasting cafe i want to set up here in Toronto. The name I had my heart set on was Afternoon Delight as this will be a partime business open only from noon to 6. turns out someone got the trademark on it. Likely a body rub parlor.... as I swirl the names in my head of the taste that is mine now with home roasting I get stuck..... does anyone have an idea? other than full of beans.... if this is OT or conflict in any way with Tom and Maria you can email me at home. cheers Susan Oppenheim Toronto '
<Snip> Check with a trademark attorney. You may be in luck. Trademarks, at least here in the US, have 'classes' and the same trademark can be used in different classes. If "Afternoon Delight" is a tea shop you are out of luck, same class (I'm guessing). But if it is a brand of snack cookies, or women's lingerie, you could still have your shop. Dan
Susan: Two that just leapt to mind . . . The Afternooner Café après (midi) Deward
Dessert's Dessert Quickie After Lunch Daytime Treats The Oasis Got a Life I Slow for Espresso The Best in the Afternoon Wishing you every success Brett On 2/3/06, Deward Hastings wrote: <Snip> ribes) go tohttp://sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html#personalsettings<Snip> -- Regards, Brett Mason HomeRoast __]_ _(( )_ Please don't spill the coffee!
Susan, How about "Joe Mama"? (Sorry, I couldn't resist.) Brian On 2/3/06, Deward Hastings wrote: <Snip> ribes) go tohttp://sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html#personalsettings<Snip>
If I am not mistaken trademarks, like patents run out after a certain amount of time don't they? If a person wishes to keep a trademark (like coca cola for example) they have to renew ownership every so many years or however that works. Given this, now I can't call a car wash,coca cola, because part of the name 'cola' is what the product that is patented and trademarked is... however afternoon delight... delight.. well it's just a feeling, nothing really tangible or solid...and afternoon is a time, you can't really patent a time of day. instead of afternoon delight, maybe you can expand slightly afternoon delight coffee shop ... as the official name afternoon delight cafe afternoon delight barrista you get the idea... make it different 'just enough' to be able to qualify as a unique name by itself, since both words afternoon and delight, are not hard coded to a specific product.. for lack of a better way to put it. You will probably need a trademark attorney etc to do this business venture anyways and get all this fun stuff set up, they can probably explain this a lot better than I can but hopefully you have a general idea of what I mean. dont give up hope yet, there are still plenty of options Aaron
That's My Wife's Name.... Jo Mama my kids are Jonathan Joshua Joel Josiah Joseph Joash Jonas She would be honored... Brett Messin around with Jo Zass.... On 2/3/06, Brian Kamnetz wrote: <Snip> scribes) go tohttp://sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html#personalsettings<Snip> ribes) go tohttp://sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html#personalsettings<Snip> -- Regards, Brett Mason HomeRoast __]_ _(( )_ Please don't spill the coffee!
<Snip> Hey, Susan...greetings to beautiful Taranna, whence cometh my lovely wife, a most excellent city! How about playing off the size of your establishment instead and call it The Demitasse? It's a bit more coffee-ish than your first choice, too. Good luck with your enterprise, whatever you decide to name it and let us know what you do choose so we can visit next time we're visiting the in-laws! Gene Smith very fond of his wife and the fine country she hails from
if it were a small freestanding building: Java the Hut? On Feb 3, 2006, at 10:43 PM, Brett Mason wrote: <Snip> <Snip> Sandy Andina www.sandyandina.com
"A Tasteful Pause", perhaps? Enjoy! Steve :->
Remember that movie when Dudley Moore had the mental patients write TV Ads? I always thought a coffee shop could do that too. If I ever open a shop, it will be called Caffeinate Me. Unless I can get my hands on some Kopi Luwak then it might be called Full Of .... -Chuck who should probably be less caffeinated... susan oppenheim wrote: <Snip>
Crazy People - 1990 "Metamucil: It helps you go to the bathroom. If you don't drink it, you'll get cancer and die." The Sony ad at the end is classic... On 2/6/06, Chuck the Coffee-Geek wrote: <Snip> s? <Snip> ribes) go tohttp://sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html#personalsettings<Snip>
"Who wants to be an ad man?" (Hands go up) "Okay, who wants to be a fire truck?" (Same hands....) On Feb 8, 2006, at 8:24 AM, Michael Cruse wrote: <Snip> Sandy www.sandyandina.com
On 2/8/06, Sandy Andina wrote: <Snip> "Volvo.... Boxy... But GOOD!" Safe Journeys and Sweet Music Justin Marquez (Snyder, TX)http://www.justinandlinda.com